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Lego Lab!

February 4, 2010

Patricia and I built three of the simple machines out of the Lego kits. Parts have been cannibalized over the years, but with two kits, we easily assembled the merry-go-round, crane and windshield wipers. We’ll bring the last to class. Here’s a short film of the three in action:

Lego Simple Machines from Patricia Adler on Vimeo.

Okay, that was fun! You can call me out on the direction my finger was pointing a couple of times when I was describing rotation translation between a worm gear and a normal gear–the point is, it translates the axis of rotation 90 degrees, and offsets it by the radius of the two gears.

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